P6234018 (George Westinghouse Memorial), a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Rob Bratton’s photostream

Schenley Park is one of our city’s treasures, but even longtime residents may not be aware of the many incredible statues, sculptures and memorials that dot the trails of the park. Lost amid the trees and nature is the story of Pittsburgh as recognized by public art. Next week, you can rediscover our history, our art and our parks. Please join me and Venture Outdoors for “Pedal, Paddle, Peduto” on Saturday, October 6th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on a hike through the park to learn more about these works of art and the Pittsburgh legends that inspired them.

Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from
sportsedit15224’s photostream

This will be a unique opportunity to enjoy a hike through the park on an autumn day, while learning about the history of our city. We will end our tour at the Westinghouse Memorial where we’ll learn about the incredible restoration project that is being proposed for that site. The memorial was originally financed by small donations from over 55,000 Westinghouse employees and was dedicated in 1930. We may even have a birthday cake to celebrate George Westinghouse’s 166th Birthday on October 6th! I hope you can join me for what will be a very special day — space is limited, so please sign up this week.

To register to attend the hike, please visit Venture Outdoors and click on “Schenley Park Statue Hike” on the calendar. This is rated as an “easy” physical event. The cost is $15 for non members and $10 for members.

“Pedal, Paddle, Peduto” Schenley Park Statue Hike
When: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: Schenley Park
Cost: $15.00 non-member / $10.00 member
Register Online: @ Venture Outdoors

gwPIT – Robert Burns, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Perfesser’s photostream